Captain America: The Winter Soldier Directors on Stan Lee's Cameo, Credits Scene and More

by Russ Burlingame

Captain America The Winter Soldier LogoJoe and Anthony Russo are good at this Internet thing.

In a new interview with Collider (via CBM), embedded below, the directors of Marvel's upcoming sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier discussed two aspects of the film that have almost no spoiler value, but which still manage to drive a ton of audience interest: the nature of Stan Lee's cameo in the film, and a tease about the always-expected post-credits sequence that Marvel has been whalloping fans with since the first time Iron Man was invited into The Avengers Initiative.

In the nearly 12-minute interview, the pair also discuss the opportunity they had to "almost reboot [Captain America] in a way in a new world, a new environment that had very little resemblance to the one he came from."

"That's probably the most fluid component of these movies, is the after-the-credits scene," said Joe Russo. "The movie doesn't get released for a year--a lot could change for a year or eight months from now. So we have ideas for what it could be but also once Joss [Whedon] turns in the Avengers 2 script there might be something we want to bump for Avengers 2 and that will become the after-the-credits sequence."

On the Lee cameo, they said they give it a lot of thought.

"As we [made the film] we always go thorugh and go, 'Alright, where are we going to put Stan in this? What makes the best sense for him? What's the most interesting use of him--his iconography?" Russo said. "I think we got a pretty cool cameo for him."

Check it out below.

By Russ Burlingame

Russ Burlingame has been covering comics and pop culture since 1999. He has written for WIZARD: THE COMICS MAGAZINE, Comic Related, Newsarama, and more before settling in for the long haul at ComicBook.com back in 2011.